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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
once but the inspector has now put them back in business. here's investigative reporter russ ptacek. >> reporter: to make our list, not only did they have repeat violations, we only put places under surveillance where we had already found problems, and the question was would they finally clean up. >> sir, take your hands off the equipment. >> reporter: we've been tracking his store and four others ever since inspectors closed them citing food dangers. and we broadcast issues we found ourselves after they had passed reinspections. shortly after, we found that rat at mid city deli in april, inspectors returned and shut it down again. it hasn't reopened. at ever green supermarket in temple hill, after we broadcast what we saw, it closed, too. the others are open. >> this is the second time. >> reporter: our first time at circle 7 express on martin luther king avenue southeast, we found this outdated baloney. inspectors had closed it twice citing rotten produce, live roaches, mice, and outdated merchandise, including baby food. we had already found this outdated juice when the manager f
Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
's investigative reporter russ ptacek. >> reporter: everywhere we go, we ask the same question. can we take a look right now at your kitchen? right now means different things to different people. at this chinese restaurant in wheaton they told us they had cleaned up the violation and we could look for ourselves if we'd just wait a couple of minutes. then there was a flurry of activity at the hanging duck. >> it's been over 10 minutes now. >> reporter: they were cleaning up. >> we're now over 20 minutes. customers continued to order carry out. >> i ordered duck. >> reporter: you had duck today? >> i had a duck and the pig. >> reporter: are you going to eat it? >> don't know. >> reporter: over 36 minutes later they're telling us we can thou go in and take a look at the kitchen. when we got in the kitchen, the drain was still covered with debris and the floor was so wet, we couldn't identify the mush we found but health inspectors cited mice droppings, heavily soiled equipment, and ordered a closure saying hanging pork and duck were stored at temperatures experts say could make you sick. in the distr
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, gaithersburg and bethesda, russ ptacek has this week's fad alert. >>> a trendy bistro combined with one part mouse two, part roaches, and selective reporter russ ptacek. it's a recipe for rage. my stomach is turning. >> you're about to see a popular chef at a high-rated restaurant get very angry, then very candid about cleaning up. but first, at hunan palace in gaithersburg we tried to look around. but workers asked to us leave. inspectors credited old roaches, young roaches, dead and alive, in shelves and in containers storing sauce packets. there were roaches in silver spring at this restaurant. the manager invited us in saying they had haired an exterminator. >> of course we've been doing this every month anyway, but he is going to accelerate it. >> reporter: but we found this. >> you think it may be rodent feces? >> well, i don't know. >> reporter: whatever that was, a worker swept it away. as for the rest of the kitchen, you can judge for yourself. on north frederick avenue they're known for the hot rotisserie chicken. inspectors say the problem was their refrigerated restaurant chicken
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
got worse. that is until investigative reporter russ ptacek got involved. russ. >> derek and anita, the customer swears no way, no how could he possibly have used the 10s of thousands of dollars in pepco power pepco claimed he owed them for his small bethesda shop. even before he had first turned on the lights at his new bethesda salon, his pepco meter was already racing out of control. >> i was shocked. >> reporter: just take a look at that pepco bill. >> the initial bill was 73 plus $4,200 totalling the $11,585. after i had protested about this number, i got another bill, as you can see, that then totaled $19,000. >> reporter: he says finally pepco agreed to launch an investigation. so he just went back to business. so how do you feel about the overall length of your hair. and waited. and waited for the result. >> the results of the investigation were an insult. i got a one sentence letter stating that upon a review of your account, it has been determined the meter reading is correct and your bill is now due. my third bill was $25,000. >> reporter: when he got nowhere with pepco,
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
a tobacco shop up in smoke. >> we're just trying to find out -- >> but first russ ptacek goes back to food establishments busted for unhealthy and dirty conditions and finds some of them may not have learned their lesson, all that right after the break. >>> tonight a 9 wants to know investigation is getting some action and it's all because of our probe and the d.c. health department now for the first time responding to some of our findings. >> our cameras uncover food risks experts say could make you sick at places already closed at least once, but inspectors put them back in business. our investigative reporter russ ptacek is here to spoil your appetite once again. >> lesli and derek, to make our list, they had to not only have repeat violations, we only put places under surveillance for investigation where we'd already found problems that they should have known someone would be watching. sir, take your hands off the equipment. we've been tracking his store and four others ever since inspectors closed them citing food dangers and we broadcast issues we found ourselves after they'd passed
Nov 6, 2012 11:30pm EST
you to russ ptacek. >> it has been fascinating to watch on twitter and see what the headlines are looking like across the country. this at usa today. simply barack obama re-elected president. the los angeles times is putting up their headline right now. the breaking news they are calling it. obama re-elected president. the new york times being a little more conservative saying the networks are projecting a second term for obama. in miami, the headline is just simple. obama re-elected. the word is going out. it looks like the next president of the united states is going to be the same president of the united states unless you are watching the new york times and they are not printing that headline for a few more minutes. >> russ ptacek. thank you. we take another look downtown at the white house where thousands are gathering to celebrate the election victory of barack obama. he is in chicago tonight where they are awaiting his victory speech. >> again, he will be waiting for mitt romney to make a concession speech first. it is interesting to note that mitt romney had told suppor
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